Georgia comes in 27th:
In its “Report Card on American Education: K-12 State Performance, Progress, and Reform” published Wednesday, the Peach State ranks 27th among the states.
The report ranks states based on student performance and their corresponding improvements on the fourth- and eighth-grade reading and mathematics National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which are nationally administered exams, from 2003 to 2009.
For state academic standards compared with the 2007 NAEP, Georgia got a grade of “F.”
For identifying high quality teachers, Georgia was given a “D+.”
For retaining effective teachers, Georgia merited a “D.”
For removing ineffective teachers, Georgia earned a “C+.”
And it got a reform grade of “C.”